Rasha Bayoumi

Research student, School of Psychology

Email:
bayoumir@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
Tower Building, 70 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Research summary

My research is focused on fertility knowledge and risk factors associated with infertility. I’m particularly interested in cross-cultural differences in awareness about the risk factors for infertility.  Within the domain of fertility knowledge, I’m interested in the demographic, reproductive behavior and life-style risk factors that have an impact on infertility.

I’m also interested in the barriers that exist for women in low-resource settings in making informed decisions about their current lifestyle and reproductive behaviour, taking action to safeguard their future fertility and seeking timely medical advice when clear symptoms of disease are present.

Research interests

Research topics and related papers

The FertiSTAT is a self-administered tool that helps women make informed decisions about their current lifestyle and reproductive behaviour, to take action to safeguard their future fertility and if need be seek timely medical advice when clear symptoms of disease are present.
The main aim of my project is the adaptation of the FertiSTAT to a developing/transitional context, via assessing the suitability and comprehensiveness of 22 FertiSTAT risk indicators to the Sudanese population. I will be testing the applicability of FertiSTAT items in Sudan, and the desired outcome of the project would be a prototype of the Global FertiSTAT and a protocol for the adaptation process that could be used in other low resource countries.

Funding

School of Psychology

Research group

Development and health psychology

Cardiff Fertility Studies Research Group

Research collaborators

Professor Jacky Boivin